Find top Wedding Function and Party Band for hire in Surrey and Berkshire

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  “I have never been to a wedding where so many people danced so much”

  “Literally everyone has commented on how terrific the band was”

  “We wanted to thank you for being so brilliant and entertaining on our wedding day”

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Very experienced function band and party band, often recommended and re-booked

Find top Wedding Function Party Band for hire in Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex

A superb live party band playing music aimed at getting all ages up and dancing!
Very friendly and easy to deal with.


Long established, one of Surrey’s best Party and Function bands, also covering all of Berkshire, Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex and much further.

Make sure you hire a really good live band which can actually prove it will provide a great performance at your event.

On our Experience page you can see all the types of event we’ve played for and how frequently we perform.
Come to hear us and meet us at our public gigs, or see us now in our live videos

Hire a Wedding/Party Covers Band with proof of great performances

At every wedding and party people say we’re a fantastic band

People have always enjoyed having us play for them.  We get thanks and praise at every gig.
We get a huge number of recommendations, referrals and repeat bookings which goes to show just how much people like us.  It is absolutely brilliant fun being part of this band and judging by the lashings of positive feedback we must surely be one of the best bands to hire for any special event.
All our musicians are extremely good but what gives us the edge over many other bands is having professional quality male and female lead vocals and excellent harmony backing vocals.
We play great songs which we know people will want to dance to, and we really enjoy performing them and seeing the result – which is everyone having a good time.  We are very, very enthusiastic about what we do!

Don’t take chances with a live band for your party or wedding …
hire a band you know will put on a great performance!

We can actually prove that we are the perfect choice for your wedding reception, birthday party or any function large or small.  We come very highly recommended by our previous delighted customers.

But don’t take our word for it – check our Party & Wedding Band Reviews & Testimonials and Demos here.

Why book Famous Five Band for your wedding or party?

No risk of booking an awful band – people have always enjoyed having us play for them.

All-inclusive package – no hidden extras.  Professional sound, lighting and performance.

Your choice of recorded music between our live sets.

We play the most popular songs for dancing, suitable for a wide range of ages.

Many referrals, recommendations and repeat bookings – see our Experience and Gig Guide pages.

Public gigs so you can hear us before booking.

First refusal system so you can safely reserve your date before booking.

Public Liability Insurance (PLI) and Portable Appliance Test (PAT) certificates.

A totally reliable and dependable band.  Very easy-going and friendly to deal with.

So … if you want a great live covers band with professional performance to hire for weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, charity fundraisers etc. anywhere in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex (East Sussex and West Sussex), Kent, Beds, Herts, Dorset, Bucks, Glos, Somerset, Middx and London … look no further!
We really are the ideal live band to hire for Weddings, Parties, Functions or Events in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex areas and beyond

Types of event and areas we cover

Types of event and areas we cover

A top live covers band to hire for almost every type of event.
We’ve played for a great many weddings,
21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 65th, 70th and 80th birthday parties,
office parties, retirement parties, charity fundraisers,
Corporate events, functions, garden parties and family days,
Golf Club annual dinner dances and other special days,
Masonic Table Fellowship Lodge Ladies Nights & Ladies Festivals,
Halloween parties, fancy dress parties, themed parties and events,
Guy Fawkes/Fireworks/Bonfire Night/November 5th parties,
Corporate and Office Christmas parties,
renewal of vows and anniversary parties etc.
and we’ve done a few public gigs too!

We get rebookings for various annual events, often several years running!

Many new bookings come from people who were present at a function where we performed and we also get lots of enquiries for functions, parties, weddings and corporate events by recommendation.

Presumably we’re doing something right!?!

How far will we travel?
We’ve played in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, London, Dorset, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Oxfordshire, Lancashire – can’t think of any more just now …

Read a bit more about the band …

A bit more about the band …

Famous Five Band is in its 11th year and most of us played together in a previous band for over three years.
We all really enjoy what we do and this makes all our performances fresh and exciting for you as well as for us.

We play a great selection of music from the best and most popular chart covers and are an ideal choice of live band for all those important events such as a Wedding Reception, Anniversary, Engagement, Retirement party, Annual Office Staff party, all Corporate Events, Table Lodge Fellowship Masonic Ladies Night, Dinner-Dance, School PTA party, Charity Fundraiser, Christmas party, Summer Ball, special Birthday party, small private party etc. (did we miss anything?)

We have a professional sound and light system and the sense to play at the volume you like!  We bring a large range of music mixes to play as required e.g. before your event, whilst your guests are dining and as a Disco between (and possibly after) our own live music sets.  We can also play tracks from your own mp3 player.  Our PA can be used for making speeches and special announcements.

We are a friendly, versatile band and always pleased to fit in with your arrangements.

We’re very familiar with playing at weddings and all types of function, party and celebration.

Famous Five Band provides a dependable service with great experience, great music, great sound – and above all, great fun!!

Whether it’s for a birthday, wedding or an anniversary, a big corporate function, an office Christmas party, a School summer ball or any private function or party you can’t beat having a live band to make your event really come to life.

Famous Five Band is a great choice if you want to get any celebration going.  We always aim to make your special occasion a truly memorable event.

Famous Five Band’s musicians have played at many weddings, parties and all sorts of functions in all sorts of venues so we know exactly what is needed to make your function, party or wedding go with a swing!

For a very special occasion such as the Bride and Groom’s first dance we can even learn to play that special song for you. (1)

We will always dress appropriately for your wedding, party or function. (2)

All members of Famous Five Band are consummate professionals with many years experience and are proud of their reputation as talented and versatile musicians and entertainers.

If you’re looking for a great live band with professional performance to hire for any event in Surrey, Hants, Berks, West Sussex, East Sussex, Middx, Kent, Beds, Herts, Dorset, Bucks, Oxon, Somerset and London … look no further!  Famous Five Band is an excellent choice of Live Band for your Wedding, Party or any Function.

We carry the required Public Liability Insurance and our equipment is regularly safety-checked and labelled accordingly.
(1) assuming sufficient notice and that the arrangement is suitable for our line up, otherwise we are happy to play your special song on mp3 player.
(2) Fancy dress parties may need enough notice and additional cost of costume hire for the band.
Very large events (e.g. over 500 guests) may need enough notice and additional cost of PA/lighting hire.

Famous Five Band – a top Function Party Wedding  Band for hire in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire, East Sussex & West Sussex, Dorset, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Bedforshire, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Somerset – we’ve even played in Lancashire – so most places and venues in the U.K.

Read even more about the band … !

Amazing live band to hire for all functions, parties and weddings

People say that we’re the best live party band they’ve ever heard.

This didn’t happen overnight or by magic.  We have great musicians and singers but we’ve also been together a long time and this makes a big difference.  Musically, we know what we’re doing inside out, and can concentrate on creating a fresh, exciting atmosphere at every performance.  The obvious intention is to lure all but the most stubborn of your guests onto the dance floor so as many people as possible have a great time.  Unlike many bands we don’t make stupid claims like “we guarantee to fill the dance floor” because, let’s be honest, some people don’t ever get up to dance.  In practice most people will dance and, particularly at the end of the night, don’t want to stop.  At hotels and other venues we often wonder how many more encores will be allowed!

We get a terrific number of referrals and recommendations.  People who’ve seen us playing at a birthday or wedding will recommend us to a friend or relation who is planning a party or some other event.  
Engaged couples who’ve heard us e.g. at a friend’s wedding, want us back to play for their own wedding.
What better recommendation could you ask for?

We might well be the best live covers band you can find to hire for weddings and parties in the UK – but that’s for you to say, not us!

Wanted! Live covers band for wedding or party … but which County?

Unless you already have a band in mind because you’ve heard them or they’ve been recommended, most of us go straight to the computer and search in Google.  When you’re searching for the ideal band to play at your wedding or your own BIG unmentionable something-oh birthday party, it’s a jolly good idea to include the County or you end up with results from the entire world!

We’ve played in many Counties for all sorts of parties and events – current enquiries include the Channel Islands (Guernsey), Holland and somewhere on the border of France and Spain – but there is a limit to how much you are prepared to pay and obviously time and distance can affect the price.

Famous Five has quite a reputation so you, like many others, may put price second to availability.  

We have even had people change the date of their function so they can have us to play for them – which is one heck of a compliment!

Wherever we play, for whatever kind of party, people always enjoy having us play for them.  We get loads of enthusiastic comments about what a great band we are – how much everyone has enjoyed our performance – typically things like please can we have a card because a friend is getting married or having a 40th or 50th or 60th birthday soon / next year and you are just the sort of band they would like to book for their own special occasion.  

So it goes on – we get masses of referrals like this just because people have had such a good time at a party or wedding where we’ve been playing.

Famous Five Band is said to be one of the best live party bands to hire for weddings, birthday parties – even a 70th birthday! – office / anniversary / Christmas party etc.  There’s no doubt about it – we get a staggering amount of positive feedback and loads of referrals and recommendations.

Apparently you won’t go wrong if you book us – everybody loves having us play for them!  So … Wheee!!

Famous Five Band       Tel. 07881-481801 or 01483-236161